Today we are here with Vic Oh, the co-founder of “Gardiennes de la Lune” to learn a little bit about her very cosmic Savoir Vivre. She was born in 1989. She is a self-taught visual artist with a Master’s Degree in Art History. Graduated from the Sorbonne University, she works in her studio as a permanent artist at the famous 59 Rivoli residencies in Paris. Her art is about wild spiritual women, about their strength, their fire, their creation power and their dark side. It is about our connection as Humans to the Universe, the connexions between us- the microcosm- and the Cosmos – the macrocosm; our similarities, our roots, our moving energies and how we interact with what is bigger than Us, and yet the same. Very much influenced by Latin-American traditions – being French-Peruvian and raised in Mexico- she uses color language, sacred geometry and symbolism to touch each mind regardless of their language. Psychedelic, visionary, spiritual, feminist, her art makes the micro and macro meet in an explosion of mystical secretive messages.
Why do you call the woman a lunar being?
Because we function in a very similar way as the Moon. We are cyclical beings. Our menstrual cycles are around 28 days roughly, just like a Moon cycle that takes about 28-30 days to regenerate and be Full again. It changes constantly; growing, evolving, shining, and then hiding and disappearing. Our energies change like the Moon, and each big lunar movement is directly connected to our emotions and inner fluids. Just like it moves ocean tides, it moves our inner tides as well.
What is your zodiac sign?
Sun in Virgo, Ascending and Moon in Capricorn.
What characteristics are most representative of you?
I believe it to be my capacity of finding delight and curiosity into most of the movements around me. I also smile a lot… it seems contagious, and I like that. My face expressions are quite obvious.
I like to tune into the energy of the person around to find harmony. I’m warm and like to make people feel at ease in my environment.
What is the/a lunar guardian?
A soul in touch with the Nature elements around her/him.
A human taking care of the surroundings, of what’s on earth and what’s in the sky.
A guardian connects back to ancient knowledge to understand the roots of our experience as humans.
A guardian is synched with her cycles, with her different phases, she understands her flows by looking and feeling the Moon.
What time do you wake up?
I wake up around 9 but I stay in bed for a while starting my day working on my computer. Since I spend most of my day at the studio afterwards (so no internet and no computer mode), I catch up on mails, social media, projects.
What do you have for breakfast?
Usually something light; a sweet tea or a big smoothie. I’m more of a lunch and diner eater. My breakfast is often a good dose of dancing around my place, it gives me more energy.
What is your drink of choice?
Apricot juice during the day, Spritz later.
What is your biggest vice?
My phone, a terrible addiction of this century.
What time do you go to bed?
I go to bed around 1am but usually do a bedtime activity.
I read a cool book I might just have found, burn some plants, listen to a history or social podcast, or hear some 432hz music to meditate.
I also often like to light a candle and thank the positive energies that surround me.
Who inspires you the most?
Wild women like Remedios Varo, she was a beautiful magical surrealist painter living in Mexico City. She painted with soul and spirits. Or crazy minds like Alejandro Jodorovsky, the inventor of “psychomagic”, and an enlighten Chilean director, writer and tarot master.
What do you do when you are feeling down?
I do a tarot reading, usually the five cards “Tarot of the World” lecture with the Marseille cards.
I can also walk or bike in Paris, it always makes it all better… city and sky lights and sudden caught conversations really sooth my moods.
How can we use this book to uplift and move forward?
This book is filled with keys to play with your energies and the Moon’s, so it’s much fun to manipulate. Using it will help you tune into your natural cycle and understand your core movements so you can be more aware of your way of functioning. Use it gently; take the time to consult it. It’s constructed around a full year and separated in 12 chapters, one for each month. So you can go along with it, and it can go along with you.
What is your key to success?
“For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart. There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length. And there I travel looking, looking, breathlessly.” Don Juan- ( The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui way of knowledge, by Carlos Castañeda)
What is your Savoir Vivre
Be thankful, generate good energies around you so it can come back in the same matter.
«Gardiennes de la Lune, Vic-Oh et Stéphanie Lafranque, éditions Solar, 19,90€